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March 25th, 2014
08:58 PM ET

Death toll rises in Washington State landslide: 'It's like a war zone'

The death toll has risen even higher after a devastating landslide in Washington state.

Officials have not announced new numbers.

At last count, at least 16 people are confirmed dead and another 176 remain unaccounted for after a massive collapse ravaged two towns north of Seattle on Saturday.

Hope for survivors of Washington landslide dims amid news more bodies found

President Barack Obama urged prayers for the victims at a press conference in the Netherlands.

"I would just ask all Americans to send their thoughts and prayers to Washington state, and the community of Oso and the families and friends of those who continue to be missing," Obama said. "We hope for the best, but we recognize this is a tough situation."

Hope for survivors of landslide dims as death toll rises to 24

CNN's Bill Weir has the latest OutFront.


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